Knee sprain not serious for Celtics' Irving

Ross Houston
February 12, 2019

Morris doesn't know the exact answer when it comes to correcting Boston's issues, but he realizes that things need to change if the team wants to advance deep in the postseason.

Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving, who exited Saturday's contest against the Los Angeles Clippers due to a right knee sprain, is expected to be considered day-to-day ahead of returning to the court, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

For what it's worth, head coach Brad Stevens shouldered the brunt of the blame for the team's poor play.

Irving suffered the injury with about five minutes left in the second quarter of Saturday's matchup. It was the biggest comeback by a team in the National Basketball Association the past two seasons, the largest in Clippers history and Boston's biggest blown lead since December 5, 2003, coming two nights after the Celtics spit the bit on an 18-point lead in a 129-128 loss to the visiting Los Angeles Lakers. It was a justifiable move, as the Celtics went into the trade deadline winners of nine of their last 10 games, finally looking like a team that should be able to compete for an Eastern Conference crown. I don't see the joy in the game.

Irving has been averaging 23.6 points per game this season and 6.9 assists per game. "I look at all these other teams and guys are moving the ball, guys are helping each other out on defence... when I look at this team I don't see that".

Morris hinted at trade deadline drama that may have built up before last Thursday. "Bottom line", Morris said. "Win, lose, or draw - you're going to lose games - but if we have no attitude, we have no toughness, we're not having's going to be a long season".

I'm trying to win and I'm willing to do whatever it takes to win... So, at the end of the day, man - it's unacceptable what we did tonight.

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